Why Is Commercial Indoor Air Quality Important?

Protecting your own health and the wellness and well-being of your employees and customers requires paying attention to the quality of the air inside your commercial space.

Two states-California and New Jersey-have United States Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) regulations applying to indoor air quality for businesses.

OSHA also prescribes standards about certain air contaminants as well as general ventilation guidelines.

Illnesses & Conditions Caused by Poor Indoor Air Quality

Low indoor air quality at your business can lead to a host of adverse health effects, including:
  • Chronic headaches
  • Chronic fatigue / exhaustion
  • Eye redness/soreness
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Respiratory infections impacting the eyes, nose, throat, and lungs
  • Long-term exposure to some substances can even lead to serious illnesses such as mesothelioma cancer and other cancers.

Preventing problems and illnesses caused by low indoor air quality is a critical consideration.

What Are The Leading Causes of Poor Indoor Air Quality?

Many different substances and factors can lead to diminished commercial air quality, including:

  • Pesticides
  • Mold / mildew / fungi
  • Bacteria
  • Dust mites
  • Construction dust caused by materials such as wood, paint, and drywall
  • Cleaning supplies including those containing bleach and ammonia
  • High humidity caused by weather, leaks, and condensation
  • Gases and vapors including nitrogen dioxide, formaldehyde, and carbon monoxide

Proper ventilation and filtration can protect your workers and improve air quality in your commercial space.

Some of your commercial air quality options include:
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Frequently changed air filters
  • Air purification systems or electronic air cleaners
  • Mechanical ventilation


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